Shelburne: The New England Press. . reprint edition. paperback. 242 pp Fine. "Mocking Justice is the true story of Paul Lawrence, who came toVermont with a checkered past but quickly became the most successfulnarcotics officer in the state's history. Lawrence's trail of convictionsled through towns such as Brattleboro, Burlington, Bethel, and Vergennes,but questions about his methods started early and multuplied. Nonetheless,he was hired by St. Albans to deal with the 'drug dealers' in town at therequest of the hysterically anti-drug town council. Lawrence quicklycompiled an unheard of number of arrests and, despite universal and angryclaims of innocence by those arrested, the convictions mounted. Only muchlater did it become known that the worst criminal in St. Albans was the manwith the badge in his pocket."
Bookseller: The Eloquent Page
(Vermont, United States)